Construction sites have more potential hazards than any other environment. For that reason, workers on construction sites are frequently injured. Determining fault can often be much more complicated in construction accidents compared to auto accidents, premises liability cases, and other types of work accidents. Usually there are many more parties involved including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, managers, manufacturers, supervisors, or employees. In addition, there are often several levels of insurance coverage, which may overlap each other.
The numerous hazards on a construction site can oftentimes be eliminated if the general contractor is doing its job properly. The general contractor is generally responsible for hazardous conditions existing on a jobsite.